I can say nice things about the Note.5.
*Blazing fast internal UFS 2.0, which is more than 3 times faster than the the previous eMMC 5.0 - just means snappier app responses with fast reads and writes.
*With the latest 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 - more efficient and powerful than ANYTHING else out there.
*4GB of LPDDR4 RAM - Not that I don't use all of that RAM, but I don't expect anything crashing if one uses a heavy app like Sketchbook Pro in the highest resolution.
*S pen system with the response is top notch - lesser lag, finer in accuracy.
Er, that's about it.
AnonD-442088, 18 Sep 2015what the meaning of radio to be confirmedIt means it has an FM radio chip just like every Galaxy S & Note has but Samsung disables it but they have activated the radio for some cell providers.
AnonD-111968, 18 Sep 2015Fixed battery is still accetable in note5 as it provided a more compact and ergonomic design, ... morePrice isn't the real deciding factor for me needing an SD slot because if that was so I wouldn't be buying an $800 phone.
My issue is every year I use more and more memory and I just can't predict how much I'll be using next year, like now on my Galaxy S5 I'm already having to delete stuff to make space on my 16gb+128gb memory.
Cassels, 18 Sep 2015Which is original made in Vietnam or Korea?Vietnam. If it is made in korea, it is locked.
Some people here approved having no micro SD in favor of a better performance but what will u do with a smartphone? Crunch a huge amount of data, write a code or find the zeros of the zeta function? The truth is that users use it mainly for browsing, calling, texting, photos, videos, some on gaming, etc.,and who needs a superfast phone for these activities? The performance of S2 or Note 1 is even acceptable with these basic smartphone usage but they are superior and cheaper than S6 and Note5 in terms of storage. Samsung learn from Sony, return the micro SD slot.
And there's another advantage of having a micro SD, if u happen to get a faulty device since no company has zero defects per million, even iPhone suffered many defects. When your Note5 hangup or any other fault occurs and you need to reset the device, then you will lost precious data such as photos, videos, etc... since reset erases everything, this is where the importance of having a micro SD plays, your data is still intact, some suggest to use cloud, it's nonsense, it's expensive and drains the battery and unreliable. Samsung learn from Sony, keep the micro SD on S7 and Note6.
That removable battery & No Sd card slot statement is over-repeated by you.
Being a lecturer of university doesn't mean you need to write a super long thesis in here. Nobody read this. Even your student. They probably do.zed off during your ultra bo.ring class.
Fixed battery is still accetable in note5 as it provided a more compact and ergonomic design, but no microSD slot is so unacceptable, some here suggest to buy 64GB, that is 100SGD more than the 32GB model, Samsung learn from Sony instead of following Apple, Sony kept the micro SD so u can buy a 32GB Z5 and put a 64GB micro SD for less than 50SGD.
TheNeighbor, 17 Sep 2015Most countries are getting the 32GB version for $850-$900+. The rare 64GB version is about $10... moreThat removable battery & No Sd card slot statement is over-repeated by U.
Being a lecturer of university doesn't mean you need to write a super long thesis in here. Nobody read this. Even your student. They probably dozed off during your ULTRA boring class.LOL
it is fine with no removable battery just because of the premium looking phone well people love it but the biggest down fall according to me is no sd card and my accordance is the peoples favorite :D trust me
overall the phone feels good in hand use is more premium than ever galaxy smart phone but again the downfall is no removable sd card option
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2015You are one of those people who keep waiting and waiting for the latest device year after year... moreAs a user of past 4 Galaxy Notes (1,2,3 & 8), I was looking forward to a real upgrade - this isn't it.
AnonD-441741, 17 Sep 2015People complaining about lack of SD card slot and unremovable battery of note 5 please grow up... moreMost countries are getting the 32GB version for $850-$900+. The rare 64GB version is about $1000+. Not only is it expensive and limited sales, thereby giving that illusion of being some "premium" exclusive device - lack of memory expansion and swappable battery option turns this expensive device LESS capable than lower or midrange devices? There's something wrong right there.
Sure, UFS 2.0 is more than 3 times faster than eMMC 5.0, however there's little perceivable snappiness and the fact that some of us have been using 128GB expanded memory cards with past Galaxy Notes. 128GB micro SD card is about $75. Samsung could have easily at least have a 128GB version but would have driven up the price way past affordability, and would have cost $1200.
This Note.5 is already considered a flop by many of us heavy Galaxy Note users. Even my Note 8, or the latest Tab A with S Pen is more capable, and they don't come with the S Pen being stuck if you put them in the other way.
AnonD-441741, 17 Sep 2015People complaining about lack of SD card slot and unremovable battery of note 5 please grow up... moreI think you need to grow up because this has always been a serious phone removing the need to carry a laptop or tablet, and the people who've used them have more power and memory needs than the average.
People complaining about lack of SD card slot and unremovable battery of note 5 please grow up. Just look at the battery of this beast and have you actually used it, u won't need to replace the battery and the gigantous internal storage would not require further expansion
TheNeighbor, 17 Sep 2015S6 Active is meant for "non-city" use... Why didn't it come with a memory expansion?... moreYou are one of those people who keep waiting and waiting for the latest device year after year but never actually buyinh one aren't you. Just buy it already. Keep on waiting will do no good. You never knows when you die.
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2015Isn't Moto X Style a better choice. It is high end. Stock android experience. No bloatware exc... moreThanks for the tip, will check them out. In relation to stock android, i purchased a nexus 10 a few years ago and was really disappointed with the pure android OS... there were so many features and options that were missing compared with my then Note 3.
Bloatware doesn't worry me on high end devices, i either hide the app or stick it in a junk folder and there is no impact on my Note 4. I ha te the touchwizz launcher so use go launcher instead.
AnonD-77443, 17 Sep 2015Giving mid range phones more options (SD card and removable battery) than the "high end&q... moreForbes:
The loss of micro SD support and the removable battery weakens the Galaxy Note 5 offering compared to other manufacturers. It also weakens the phablet to lay year's Galaxy Note 4. If your older handset is perceived as a better handset than the latest model, then something is wrong."
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2015have you hear of tampered glass?S6 Active is meant for "non-city" use... Why didn't it come with a memory expansion? It's considered as high-end as the S6, or Note.5.
I'd like the latest a new device with the latest most fastest processing, but with all the bells and whistles. Reasoning that this thing is only for city dwellers just doesn't add up.